Governing Council

The Governing Council is the governing body of ACA. Consisting of ACA’s elected and appointed officers as well as elected representatives from ACA’s 18 divisions and four geographic regions, the Governing Council has the fiduciary duty to protect the organization's resources and ensure that it is well positioned to meet its strategic goals and address issues that face the counseling profession. Below is a complete roster of the current 2019-2020 Governing Council.

Find out more about the 2018-2021 ACA Strategic Mission and Vision.

Governing Council (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)

*Executive Committee Member

President, ACA – 7/1/19 - 6/30/20 
*Heather Trepal

President-elect, ACA – 7/1/19 - 6/30/20 
*Sue Pressman

Past President, ACA -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/20 
*Simone Lambert

Treasurer, ACA -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/20 
*Thelma Duffey

Parliamentarian, ACA -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/20 
*Kathy Ybanez-Llorente

ACA CEO
*Richard Yep

Representative, AARC -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
Donna Gibson

Representative, AADA -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 
Wendy Killam

Representative, ACAC – 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 
Hayley Stulmaker

Representative, ACC -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 
Stella Beatriz Kerl-McClain

Representative, ACCA -- 7/1/16 - 6/30/22 
Monica Osburn

Representative, ACES -- 7/1/16 - 6/30/22 
Marty Jencius

Representative, AHC -- 7/1/17 - 6/30/20
*Mark Scholl

Representative, ALGBTIC -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
Jane Rheineck

Representative, AMCD -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
*Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado

Representative, ARCA -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
Paige Dunlap

Representative, ASERVIC -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
Elizabeth O’Brien

Representative, ASGW – 7/1/17 - 6/30/20
Jonathan Orr

Representative, CSJ -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
*Edil Torres Rivera

Representative, IAAOC -- 7/1/17 - 6/30/20
Leigh Falls Holman

Representative, IAMFC -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
Paul Peluso

Representative, MGCA-- 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 
Dannette Berksteiner

Representative, NCDA -- 7/1/17- 6/30/20
Lisa Severy

Representative, NECA -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21 
Seneka Arrington

Representative, Midwest Region -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 
Jason Marotzke

Representative, North Atlantic Region -- 7/1/16 - 6/30/22 
Summer Reiner

Representative, Southern Region -- 7/1/14 - 6/30/20
*Melanie J. Drake Wallace

Representative, Western Region -- 7/1/18- 6/30/21
Elizabeth Forsyth

Student Representative -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/21 
Laura Pignato

Process Observer, ACA -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/20 
*Judy A. Daniels

Governance Resources


ACA Articles of Incorporation and Amendments
ACA Articles of Incorporation - August 1952 

ACA Bylaws
Bylaws - March 2015

ACA Policies Manual
Policy Manual - May 2019

ACA Code of Ethics

2014 ACA Code of Ethics

Code of Leadership Conduct

ACA Code of Leadership Conduct

Past Meeting Minutes
APGA/AACD/ACA Governance Meeting Minutes

Governing Council Motions
Governing Council Motions - 2003 - Present (July-2019)

IRS Form 1023, Exemption Application

IRS Tax Exemption Letter for ACA

IRS Tax Exemption Letter for ACA Group (ACA divisions that are listed)

IRS Form 990 - ACA 2017 Public Version